The Twelve Little Cakes
Riverhead, Oct 2004, 24.95, 384 pp.
Because Jana and Jorda were an intricate part of the Prague Spring of 1968, they lost nearly everything when the hardliners brought in the Russians to crush the reformists. As they struggle to earn a living both agree no more children. However, in 1974, Jana dreams of a new daughter and one year later Dominika is born.
For the next eighteen years, Dominika grew up in a relatively happy hom...